When the game was up for grabs on Sunday, Taj McWilliams-Franklin and the Minnesota Lynx out-muscled and out-hustled the Phoenix Mercury in a 103-86 Western Conference Finals victory, which punched Minnesota's ticket into the 2011 WNBA Finals.
The ageless McWilliams-Franklin scored a season-high 21 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out seven assists for the Lynx, prompting high praise from Head Coach Cheryl Reeve.
"I think for Taj, she's just so smart," Said Reeve, who served as an assistant coach on the 2008 WNBA Champion Detroit Shock squad which also featured Taj. "She plays the angles and knows exactly what's happening. There isn't anything she hasn't seen after all these years."